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Updated May 2023

Turkey is renowned for its diverse and rich culture due to its geographic location at the intersection of the eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East. It’s of little surprise that many are looking to visit Turkey for both business and pleasure.

If you’re not among the countries specified as visa-exempt, you must obtain a visa before your departure. Read on to learn how you can check the status of your Turkey visa application.

Turkey visa check status online

You can check the status of the application for your Turkey visa with your passport number by following the steps below:


  • head over to the official website of the E-Visa application system of the Republic of Turkey 
  • input your reference code provided in your visa application summary email. It’s a combination of letters and numbers, for example, A2C-B2E4
  • input your passport number
  • input your e-mail address
  • input the captcha
  • click ‘submit’

Provided everything checks out, you will then be able to view your latest Turkey visa status.

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Nationals allowed to enter Turkey without a visa

Nationals of the following countries may travel to Turkey visa-exempt.

Albania, Andorra, Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile
Colombia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, Iran, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Nicaragua, North Macedonia, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Qatar, Romania, Saint Kitts and Nevis, San Marino, Serbia, Seychelles, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Ukraine, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vatican City, Venezuela, United Kingdom.

There may be additional requirements needed depending on the nature of your visit. Please consult the official Ministry of Foreign Affairs website for details.

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